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The Ten Tastiest Events on the Culinary Calendar for Denver, August 15-19

The work week starts out with a special party at Mister Tuna for restaurant-industry members, and ends with a pop-up beer garden off the 16th Street Mall. In between, you can take cooking classes or try special wine dinners. (Fair warning: the Colorado Proud dinner at ViewHouse Centennial has been cancelled.) Keep reading for the ten tastiest events on the culinary calendar this week. 
Mister Tuna, Troy Guard's latest, will host an industry party from 8 to midnight tonight for cooks, managers, servers, dishwashers, hosts — the whole restaurant industry crew. Mister Tuna will be providing courtesy drink tickets and appetizers and a DJ will spin all night. The event is free and space is limited; RSVP on Eventbrite for the Mister Tuna Industry Party.

Frasca Food and Wine welcomes Pietro Ratti, winemaker and owner of historic Barolo producer Renato Ratti, for the restaurant's Monday Night Wine Dinner; the meal is $50 per person for four courses, not including optional wine pairings. For reservations, call Frasca at  303-442-6966. 

Tuesday, August 16

Stir Cooking School will teach you to cook up a few Asian classics in its Asian Noodle Workshop today. The class will highlight pad Thai, pho, soba noodles, and beef and broccoli lo mein. Class starts at 6:30 p.m. and tuition is $75; register and learn more on the Stir Cooking School website.   

Keep reading for more events this week.

Wednesday, August 17

CANCELLED: ViewHouse Centennial will offer a Colorado Proud dinner from 7 to 9 p.m. today in the open-air dining room, featuring craft cocktails, live acoustic music and four courses by chef Jose Guerrero made with local meats and produce. Tickets for the dinner and  pairings are $55 per person (not including tax or gratuity); make a reservation by calling 303-848-3366.

American Wine Society's Denver Chapter will be hosting a fundraising Wine Walk LoHI starting at 6 p.m. tonight at Vita, 1575 Boulder Street. Find out more on the AWS Wine Walk Facebook page.

Triplets Jill, Jessica and Jennifer Emich operate Shine Restaurant in Boulder; today Jennifer Emich will present and sign the sisters' new cookbook, Eat Drink Shine: Inspiration From Our Kitchen: Gluten-Free and Paleo-Friendly Recipes by the Blissful Sisters, at 7 p.m. at the Tattered Cover on East Colfax Avenue. See the Tattered Cover website for more details.

Thursday, August 18

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Black Shirt Brewing will be spinning My Morning Jacket's album, Z, and  tapping its new MMJ-inspired ”Box of Boom” Farmhouse Triple IPA during The Spins from 6 to 9:30 p.m. today. For more information, contact Black Shirt at 303-993-2799. 

Veuve Clicquot is traveling across the U.S., hosting a series of events all summer long, and today Clicquot Journey brings the party to EDGE Restaurant & Bar. Featuring DJ entertainment, outdoor games, drinks and more, the event is free and will run from 6 to 10 p.m. Get the full scoop on the event's Facebook page.  

Under the Sun Eatery and Pizzeria welcomes Renegade Brewing Company for a Renegade tap takeover today. From 4 p.m. until close, eight of the pizzeria's thirty taps will be pouring Renegade beer, and proceeds from the night will benefit Renegade’s Tap4Tap program, which provides a gallon of fresh drinking water to someone in need for each gallon of Renegade beer purchased. Call 303-927-6921.

Friday, August 19

The Skyline Beer Garden will pop up today at 4 p.m., and remain open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., weather permitting, through September 15. Hosted by the Downtown Denver Partnership and Downtown Denver Business Improvement District, the beer garden will pour twelve Colorado craft beers and will also sell snacks, wine and other cocktails in an outdoor tent seating on Arapahoe between 16th and 17th streets.

For more Food & Drink events, go to our online calendar. If you know of an event that should be included in that calendar, send information to cafe@westword.com.

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